Hermitage R-IV School Board Meeting

April 20, 2021

The Hermitage R-IV Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The meeting began with the certification of the election results which included the passage of Proposition HOPE bond issue. This was followed by the dissolution of the current board and a reorganization of the new board. Incumbents Blake Acker and Bradley Pearson were sworn in by board secretary Rosalee Willis. Then, architects from SAPP Designs presented on the various construction projects the school has been planning since passing the recent bond issue. Projects include a new Early Education Center, new entrance into high school building to address safety concerns, new HVAC systems in gym and upper elementary as well as several roof replacements. Then, Dr. Justin Yates provided building updates currently affecting the school. He explained the ESSER II and ESSER III funding allocations the school will be receiving and how the school will be using these funds to improve the school. He also gave an update to the board on the recent acquisition and closing of two residential properties located on Dallas Street. During new business, the board approved a roofing bid from Cedar Creek Roofing and the mowing bid for the 2021-22 school year. The board approved the Non-Certified staff list for the 2021-22 school year as presented. In executive session, the board accepted the resignation of bookkeeper Rosalee Willis due to retirement. The board approved the hires of Melissa Acker as Junior High Girls Basketball Coach and Ryan Yates as Junior High and High School Boys Basketball Coach.

Commendations were issued to:

1. Justin Mitchell for receiving the State FFA Degree

2. Grace Newman for placing 7th Indio at Districts in Soil Judging

3. Grace Newman, Weston Piper, and Meagan Nickerson for placing 6th as a team at Districts in Soil Judging and qualifying for State

4. Justin Mitchell for receiving 1st in welding for the State competition of Skills USA

5. Allison Self for receiving 1st in photography for the State competition of Skills USA

6. Congratulations to the following students that won ribbons in the PCL Conference Art Fair.

7th Grade:

a. Tommy Kennedy- 2nd Place Relief Sculpture

b. Ethan Lampe- 2nd Place Drawing

c. Hailey Tuttle- 4th Place Relief Sculpture

d. Ethan Lampe- 5th Place Relief Sculpture

e. Hailey Tuttle- 5th Place Pastel Drawing

2. Art One:

a. Savannah Bourcier- 1st Place Jewelry

b. Savannah Bourcier- 2nd Place Printmaking

c. Sabrina Seu- 2nd Place 2D Design

d. Sabrina Seu- 3rd Place Mixed Media

e. Sabrina Seu- 3rd Place Jewelry

f. Bennett Mantooth- 3rd Place Pastel Drawing

g. Kassandra Gautier- 4th Place 2D Design

h. Savannah Bourcier- 4th Place Mixed Media

i. Izzy Sabala- 5th Place Acrylic Painting

3. Advanced Art/Art Two:

a. Chelsi Horn- 2nd Place Jewelry

b. Weston Piper- 2nd Place Relief Sculpture

c. Brayden Mantooth- 3rd Place Printmaking

d. Grace Newman- 3rd Place Relief Sculpture

e. Haley Stephens- 4th Place Relief Sculpture

f. Haley Stephens- 5th Place 2D Design

4. Middle School PCL Boys Track TeamChampions: DeJuan Chambers, AJ Duryee, Cole

King, Devin Lancaster, Jaiden Olson, Justin Weathers

5. Middle School PCL Girls Track Team Runner-ups: Richella Harrell, Hailey Harris,

Taylor Hohmann, Taylor Sandow, Mariah Thoele, Hailey Weathers, Starla White

6. Middle School PCL Track All-Conference:

a. 100 Meter: DeJuan Chambers (1st), Cole King (2nd)

b. 200 Meter: Cole King (1st)

c. 400 Meter: Cole King (2nd)

d. 800 Meter: DeJuan Chambers (1st), Hailey Weathers (2nd)

e. 1600 Meter: DeJuan Chambers (1st), Hailey Weathers (2nd)

f. Long Jump: DeJuan Chambers (1st)

g. Triple Jump: Jaiden Olson (1st), Hailey Weathers (1st), AJ Duryee (2nd),

Hailey Harris (2nd)

h. High Jump: Justin Weathers (2nd), Hailey Harris (2nd)

i. Pole Vault : Jaiden Olson (1st)

j. Shot Put: Cole King (1st)

k. 100 Hurdles: Justin Weathers (2nd), Taylor Hohmann (2nd)

l. 4x100 Relay: Mariah Thoele, Taylor Hohmann, Hailey Harris, Hailey Weathers (8th grade team)

7. High School PCL Boys Track Team Champions: Jaxin Akins, Bradley Forrest, Bryce Franse, Cason Hickey, Justin Horn, Bennett Mantooth, Wesley Martin, Justin Mitchell, Josh Mobley, Wyatt Mooney, Jace Morris, Weston Piper, Trenton Pyeatt, Andrew Smith, John Stephens, Kavon Wright, Justus Yates

8. High School PCL Girls Team Track Champions: Shekainah Andres, Jelena Cemalovic, Taylor Crawford, Kassandra Gautier, Emily Hamilton, Chelsi Horn, Izzy Sabala, Allison Self, Sabrina Seu, Haley Stephens, Paris Yates

9. High School PCL Track All-Conference:

a. 100 Meter: Paris Yates (1st)

b. 200 Meter: Trenton Pyeatt (2nd), Paris Yates (2nd)

c. 400 Meter: Paris Yates (1st), Josh Mobley (2nd)

d. 800 Meter: Justus Yates (2nd), Kassandra Gautier (2nd)

e. 1600 Meter: Justus Yates (2nd), Kassandra Gautier (2nd)

f. 3200 Meter: Kassandra Gautier (1st), Justus Yates (2nd)

g. Long Jump: Shekainah Andres (2nd)

h. Triple Jump: Kavon Wright (1st), Emily Hamilton (1st), Andrew Smith (2nd), Haley Stephens (2nd)

i. High Jump: Jelena Cemalovic (1st), Bennett Mantooth (2nd)

j. Pole Vault: Bradley Forrest (1st), Jaxin Akins (2nd)

k. Shot Put: Jace Morris (1st), Chelsi Horn (2nd)

l. Javelin: Bryce Franse (1st), Izzy Sabala (1st), Justin Mitchell (2nd), Chelsi Horn (2nd)

m. 100 Hurdles: Shekainah Andres (1st)

n. 110 Hurdles: Bennett Mantooth (1st)

o. 300 Hurdles: Bennett Mantooth (1st)

p. 4x100 Relay: Team of - Trenton Pyeatt, Josh Mobley, Wesley Martin, Andrew Smith

(1st), Team of - Shekainah Andres, Jelena Cemalovic, Izzy Sabala, Paris Yates (1st)

q. 4x200 Relay: Team of - Trenton Pyeatt, Josh Mobley, Justin Horn, Bennett Mantooth (1st), Team of -Shekainah Andres,, Jelena Cemalovic, Sabrina Seu, Izzy Sabala (1st)

r. 4x400 Relay: Team of - Jelena Cemalovic, Emily Hamilton, Haley Stephens, Sabrina Seu (1st)

s. 4x800 Relay: Team of - Justin Horn, Bradley Forrest, Wyatt Mooney, Justus Yates (1st), Team of - Izzy Sabala, Sabrina Seu, Haley Stephens, Kassandra Gautier (1st)

23 of 28 total high school athletes earned All-Conference honors.

10. FBLA State Leadership Conference Top 10 winners:

a. Brayden Mantooth: 4th pl Spreadsheet Applications—National Qualifier

b. Izzy Sabala: 7th pl Computer Applications

c. Taylor Copeland: 9th pl Introduction to FBLA

d. Gold Chapter of the Year state award

e. Gold Seal Award of Merit national award

11. ML-FBLA State Leadership Conference Top 10 winners:

a. Chloe Friedman & Makayla Mumm: 1st pl Digital Presentation, 1st pl Local Chapter

12. Activities Report, 3rd pl Critical Thinking

a. Cash Turner: 1st pl Keyboarding Apps I, 6th pl Intro to Business Communication

b. AJ Duryee: 2nd pl Job Interview, 5th pl Creed Speaking

c. Bryson Kobe: 2nd pl Business Concepts, 5th pl Business Math & Financial Literacy

d. Chloe Friedman: 10th pl Intro to Computer Science & Coding

13. NHS Chapter held the spring Blood Drive